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    SLEC/LESRO 35โ€ Pilot Boat 1:12 scale
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    ๐Ÿ“ Test sailing completed.....!
    24 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    So, today saw the Pilot Boat off to the lake for a test sailing. Pleased to report that on 2S, whilst not fast, probably fast enough for the new owner as a first boat. If I was keeping it, I would go 3S.

    She zips along very nicely and was the brunt of many questions from walkers by! I have taken some video and will convert and add that at some point over the next day or so.

    On to the next build soon.........!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    24 days ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    Great to see a finished project, don't know how you can let it go. I've just started the Vintage Model Works Police launch, very nice kit well presented, the same one Rob did.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    24 days ago by Newby7 ( Lieutenant)
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    What a good looking boat great build. Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    24 days ago by PittsfieldPete ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sheโ€™s a real beauty. Congratulations!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    24 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I built that police launch too following Robs superb build thread, she finishes really nice ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    23 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fantastic workmanship.
    A pleasure to see her finished and on the water.
    The new owner will be extremely happy with her.
    Again you have completed another masterpiece.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    23 days ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Great pictures Sy.
    Looking forward to the video now ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    23 days ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    Great outcome to your endeavours, I thought you had cheated and taken photos of the real thing, until I saw it on the stand.
    Well done be proud ,another outstanding model.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    23 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Many thanks for all the compliments guys๐Ÿ‘New owner collecting Saturday and has asked for it to be 3S! I shall be taking them to the lake for a supervised sailing before we part company ๐Ÿ˜ฌ! This is only the second and probably the last commission build I shall take on as without sounding โ€œjackโ€ I enjoy the hobby for my own means, but always happy to share what I know and learn from others on this forum.

    Whilst I have several options for my next build, I feel that I have decided to build the 1:12 Lesro Atlantic 21 RIB. This is because itโ€™s an old design, no longer made and as far as I can tell the guy who was selling the moulded parts on eBay has not many if any left to sell. I bought a set off him, glad I did as I can only imagine they are possibly originals left over from Lesro as they are very good. I am still trying to source a set of full scale plans to help with the detailing, but can probably get away with using reference pics to the most part. The one thing I need to get accurate is the rear frame as Iโ€™ve no reference for it. I shall be going 400 sized brushless D2826 1000kv on 3S. Dave Watts at mastman is going to be selling the evenrude dummy motors which Iโ€™ve pre ordered and DK figures for the Coxswain. Once Iโ€™ve got a few more bits in place, the build will start.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    22 days ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    Hi Sky, I'm just about to start the Police Launch, another for my grandson It looks a great kit
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    21 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Itโ€™s a wonderful build my freind, the quality of the wood is superb. I can highly recommend Robs build thread for a superb build to use as guidance, I did ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    21 days ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Chaps
    Thanks for your kind words about my Thames Police Boat build blog.

    For those that haven't seen it the blog is: https://model-boats.com/blogs/47891?sort=ASC

    The kit is available from Vintage Model Works. http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/?page_id=18

    Watch this space for Mike Turpin's Police Boat build blog coming soon...
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/47891?sort=ASC
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    http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/?page_id=18
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    21 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I have decided to build the 1:12 Lesro Atlantic 21 RIB ...
    The one thing I need to get accurate is the rear frame as Iโ€™ve no reference for it."
    Hi Simon,
    There are some good pics of the original which may help you out here-
    http://www.western-horizon.co.uk/archive_boat.php?boat_id=31...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=atlantic+21+rib+for+sale&client=firefox-b-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=cauUfDCP8OoksM%252CMVkZqkfC4ZqPqM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kTZ_Z_Q3O2wf03BIh4JZKOKQNIKpQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-yazC2ujqAhUS3qQKHYqSBKwQ9QEwAHoECAoQFA&biw=1920&bih=949#imgrc=cauUfDCP8OoksM
    Can't copy direct from the site so you'll have to use the Snipping tool ๐Ÿค”
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    http://www.western-horizon.co.uk/archive_boat.php?boat_id=310
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    21 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Doug, thatโ€™s awesome, thank you very much. Simple screen shot on the iPad and they are stored ready for the build? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    21 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Glad it's useful Si๐Ÿ˜Š
    Have fun 'shooting your screen' ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Test sailing completed.....!
    20 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Brilliant job Sy. So quick as well. The new owner must have been delighted. On to the next?๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    So, after a day of finishing off the wiring and battery fittings for the radar and lights, and adding the dummy lights and rigging to the mast, I feel Iโ€™ve done enough to consider this model finished. I have test floated it in the wifeโ€™s hot tub (cash cow!) and after adding 2x500g lead ingots Iโ€™ve got it sitting what I think looks right in the water.

    Weather permitting Tomorrow Iโ€™m going to give her a run on the lake with a 2S and 3S lipo pack and see whatโ€™s what with scale speed ect. Iโ€™m thinking that 2S will be ample, especially as the new owner has no boat experience! Hopefully will get a few running shots in the can for a final update and hopefully a bit of video too.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks great ,you've made a real nice job of it,- looking forward to the video!
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice job Sy, as ever from you๐Ÿ‘
    "Tomorrow Iโ€™m going to give her a run on the lake with a ..."
    Don't sink it before the cash has changed hands!๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    25 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That is fantastic and i really enjoyed your build log.
    The new owner will be extremely happy with your great work.
    Extremely well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi,

    I really like the way you painted her!
    And her details are awesome!

    Another great looking build!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Wouldnโ€™t that be a disaster Doug! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ fingers crossed!
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    25 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers JB ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Martin, hopefully the next build will be just as interesting ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Many thanks Ed ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Considered finished...!
    25 days ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Congratulations on finishing your superb boat, I just hope mine will look half as good when it's finished.
    Also looking forward to the 'Sea Trials' too.
    Rob.
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    25 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Rob, but I have @ sneaky feeling your will look better ha ha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
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    25 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Super job Sy. Another sprint very well completed.
    Peter.
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    25 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    THE END! didn't it come quick,seems like you only started the build a couple of weeks ago Sy, but what a beautiful job you have made of her, don't you wish you had decided to keep her instead of selling?๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    I hope the new keeper will look after her.

    Cheers, Pete
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    25 days ago by peterd ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great job and the attention to detail really shows. Well done.
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    25 days ago by Newby7 ( Lieutenant)
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    Wow great looking model.Rick
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    24 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Pete ๐Ÿ‘
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    24 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I donโ€™t get too sentimental over my boats Pete, I will always keep my Orca as I put a lot of work into it and for the sentimentality side of it being from my favourite film. Storage space is also an issue and I move onto the next project hoping to make it better than the last. My trouble is, Iโ€™m very critical of my own ability and sometimes feel that I could have done something better or different, Iโ€™m never satisfied!
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    24 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Fully understand where you're coming from Sy, finding homes for my boats is becoming a problem, but I hate parting with any, they all have sentimental reasons for keeping, but looking forward to your next build.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ The end is in sight....!
    27 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Itโ€™s been awhile since I last posted as Iโ€™ve had a lot of other things on that have taken me away from the building board.

    Anyway, Iโ€™ve managed to get the basic mast array finished and painted. Just need to add all the Lamps (non working) once Iโ€™ve finished and painted them. Once the mast is installed on the roof, it has a little bit of rigging to be added to call it finished.

    Iโ€™ve also rigged the 1.5v motor for the functioning radar. I did try and upload a couple of short video clips that I took on my iPhone, however for whatever reason, they donโ€™t seem to install. Iโ€™m guessing Iโ€™m trying to load a wrong file type, so if anyone has a solution to uploading an iPhone video file, Iโ€™m all ears!

    I have Tuesday and Wednesday off work and it is my intention to have this model finished, ballasted, filmed and photographed on the water and off to its new owner so that I can get on with my next project which will be.........?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The end is in sight....!
    27 days ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy.
    The mast is looking good...๐Ÿ‘
    Re: iPhone videos, they are probably .mov files and the best format for websites is .mp4 so you may need to find an on-line conversion site or download an app to do the conversion.
    Here's one such site I've just Googled: https://cloudconvert.com/mov-to-mp4 I've never tried it but there are many similar sites.
    Rob.
    https://cloudconvert.com/mov-to-mp4
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    27 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Rob, Iโ€™ll give it a try ๐Ÿ‘
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    27 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    That looks really good.๐Ÿ‘
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    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    "my next project which will be.........?"
    I thought you had already decided on the next build Sy.........did you mention a 'Loyal Moderator'?๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Pete
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    27 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "so if anyone has a solution to uploading an iPhone video file, Iโ€™m all ears!"
    Oh no! Not again๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Just load it as if you would a photo.
    It will probably appear as an 'Invalid File'.
    But if we open it using Windows Media Player it will work.
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    27 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    It would be Pete, but thereโ€™s no sign of it yet! I have the vacform parts off eBay for the Lesro RNLB Atlantic 21Which I plan to super detail but havenโ€™t decided whether to make static or functional?
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    26 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Sy,
    I think you should make the RNLB Atlantic 21 a functional model.
    And as for super detail that i am looking forward too.

    Martin555.
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    26 days ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I may well do Martin, the moulded parts arrived today. Iโ€™m trying to source the original full size plans, or copies at least and any info on the flat sheet parts as Iโ€™ve no info on them. There is very little out there on previous builds, so will probably come back to the forum for advice on going the brushless route ect as this was originally designed around brushed motors. Watch this space, or at least another builยฃ thread eh3n I start Martin ๐Ÿ‘
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    25 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    looking forward to it Sy.

    Martin555.
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    25 days ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Very nice mast detail, great photos as usual.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Furuno radar, railings and mast....
    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Been a busy weekend finishing the railings, painting and fitting. The bottom rail is made from strips of plasticard approx 1mm x 3mm with a reinforcement on the back with plastic tube cut in half to make a clamp. The hole assembly was painted of the boat then fitted. The rope work around the front end of the railing was with thanks to the reference pictures supplied by Rob ๐Ÿ‘

    The Furuno radar was scratch built with wood cores followed by plasticard sheet to make the external shape. Itโ€™s as near as damn it scale and Iโ€™m very pleased with the end. Result. Just needs the 1.5v motor fitting underneath to finish.

    Last job today was to start making the basic mast array. The Main mast is 7mm glassfibre rod and the rest will be made from Carbon rod, brass rod and little bits of plasticard. So, I hope to have it finished next weekend, Ballast and a quick sale for photos before it goes to its new owner .....!
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She really looks fantastic Sy.
    I think you enjoy doing the detail work more than the main build.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Your probably right Martin, building the basic model especially if a kit is generally easy and enjoyable. But the real pleasure Is looking at a reference pic and saying โ€œhow can I replicate thatโ€!
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    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Sy.
    Really looking good.
    All your painstaking hard work is paying off.
    Cracking looking model.
    Well done.
    Bill
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Bill ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚
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    1 month ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy.
    Looks fantastic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.
    The radar unit looks excellent and the railings too. I'm glad the 'photos I found were helpful. You've set the bar really high on those, they'll be hard to beat ๐Ÿค”.
    Well done.
    Rob.
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    1 month ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    By the way Sy.
    There's some really good mast detail in this photo......
    Rob.
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    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    WoW Sy, that radar looks positively real,๐Ÿ‘ the whole boat looks just perfect, I hope the price you are asking for it is fitting to the finished quality and detail.๐Ÿ˜ณ


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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers Rob, hope I can do as well with the mast, another key feature ๐Ÿ‘ and many thanks for the mast pic, great detail ๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Many thanks Pete, the price coming is more than the cost of materials, but never enough to cover labour! We do that for love ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Very nice work Sy. I love the RADAR. Very impressive method.๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Long day Well afternoon due to household chore prior, of what Seems little progress. Iโ€™ve made up the initial framework for the main cabin frame work. Lots of drilling once hole locations were measured and established then soldering the eyes to the uprights and lining up the main railing. Iโ€™ve done the railing in 2 pieces as I didnโ€™t have a length of 1.5mm brass wire long enough to do the whole run, but at the front were it joins, Iโ€™ve put a little brass sleeve over the joins to hide them. Looks fine.

    Once all the uprights were soldered to the raining, the whole thing was removed to file all the solder joints, 90minutes of my life I ainโ€™t getting back! Either tomorrow or Monday I will finish the second run of railing below the top piece. However this appears to be a flat railing instead of tubular so I shall make this from plasticard strip adopt 1mmx3mm running The length of the top railing.

    All thatโ€™s left after this is the working radar and mast, ballast and she will be good to go. One last point, Iโ€™ve swapped the 3S lipo for a 2s lipo, as I think the 3S will be too much. Can always put it back if itโ€™s underpowered on 2s?
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    1 month ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy.
    Looks really good to me, I just hope mine comes out as well as yours.
    The lower rail is actually a safety line attachment rail for the crew to secure themselves to as they move about the deck. I think it's called a UniRail system and looks a bit like a model railway 'rail'.
    I've found some pix of the rail...and also the radar unit which I'll be scratch building but using a commercially made drive motor and controller, not cheap but looks quite well designed and ideal for my purposes.
    Hope that helps.
    Rob.
    https://www.mr-rcworld.co.uk/shop/radar-motor-gearbox/
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Many thanks for the pics Rob, you have managed to find a lot more reference than I did? The radar ref pics are extremely useful for mine which I hope to start Monday. The motor and controller you have Iโ€™ve had before, I used one on my Solent lifeboat a couple of years ago and it worked well. Just using a 9g converted 360 servo thi# time round, ยฃ1.99! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    What a complicated rail setup Sy, must have been a pig the get the angles right, but you cracked it๐Ÿ‘


    Cheers, Pete
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Sy, not the easiest of jobs to do.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    You make the railings look so easy. Super job.
    Peter.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    It was t too bad Pete, lots of the old measure twice cut once, and constant use of the regency pics. It will be all painted tomorrow now that Iโ€™ve added the second rail. ๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    If Iโ€™m honest Martin, it wasnโ€™t too hard, just time consuming as has the radar which Iโ€™ve started today, all revealed in my update tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Cheers peter, thankfully these Brass railing tops I bought made life a lot easier! ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Doesnโ€™t seem like of progress, but windows take an age to cut from 1mm plasticard followed by the trimming, sanding and blade scraping prior to painting. Anyway, front and rear windows now done and installed along with the remaining wiper boxes.

    Last job today was to solder from brass rod the remaining rear railing until before adding liefebelt and glueing to the deck.

    Iโ€™ve a few chores around the house tomorrow but aim to get get the remaining 4 windows made in between husband duties ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    The windows look excellent so all your effort is certainly worth it.๐Ÿ‘
    How did you overcome the waterline issue in the end?
    Rob.
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Iโ€™ve not overcome it yet Rob, as itโ€™s one of the last jobs on the 7 jobs Remaining Iโ€™ve listed to do! Iโ€™m going to try the cyano method first, but if that fails I shall remove, mask and paint the chine section.
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She looks absolutely brilliant Sy.
    Well worth taking time over.
    The new owner don't know how lucky he/she is.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Superb. Perhaps you should give up the new job and make models for a living.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Trouble is, the work would be too slow for the little profit to be made, Iโ€™d starve! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roof vent build sequence....
    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    For those who were interested in how I built the roof vents, here is my method. Started with a piece of obechi cut to required length and sanded round at the ends then sealed prior to painting. The ring next is from 7mm plastic tube cut to 2mm, cleaned up and glued to the wood. The next stage was to use the heat gun to soften the end of the 7mm tube and press with pingers to squash (be careful here as the plastic gets quite hot) then cut to length about 12mm. Using the dremel on a slow speed with the sander bevelled the base and then trimmed off the corners. Final after glueing to the top of the ring, filled the end with p38 filler and sand and paint to finish.
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy.
    Thanks for the illustrated instructions, very helpful.
    Easy when you know how !!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    I have all of the materials you described so I'll definitely try to do some myself.
    Cheers
    Rob.
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Your welcome Rob ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Sy,
    I think you get more satisfaction making all the fittings yourself, i know i do.
    And it is surprising what you can make out of stuff that would normally be thrown away.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I agree Martin, I like the challenge Of making something from scratch, saves a fortune, in fact, as you say, use the bits you throw away to make something for free! Plus, a lot of the bits we make are just not commercially available! Kind regards Sy
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    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Many thanks Sy for making this special illustrated instructions๐Ÿ‘, it looks a little less complicated now, but will find out when I have a go next week.๐Ÿ˜‰


    Cheers, Pete
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Your welcome Pete ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scratch building the details....
    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Last post of the week before heading back to work for a 3 day set of shifts.

    last couple Of days has seen the first of the windows cut from plasticard, painted and fitted with celluloid windows. I will do the rest at the weekend, but itโ€™s a thankless task and to be truthful does my head in cutting, sanding the damn things....

    Iโ€™ve made the first of the 2 rear railings that the life belts hang from, and other little jobs have included the 2 mushroom antenna on the roof made from scrap and the 6 Vent things on the roof again made from scrap.

    The light to finishing is appearing at the end of the tunnel.
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    2 months ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    That's a very handsome model, you have given me an inferiority complex. I can only aspire to your quality of work and the finish you get.
    Well done and keep it up, I can't wait to see it on the water.
    Cheers Colin.
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Thank you for your kind comments Colin, glad your enjoying the build. Should be on the water in a couple of weeks๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Sy,
    The windows and frames are looking really good, well worth all the effort.
    Keep it up and hope the light at the end of the tunnel is not just somebody with a torch LOL!!!

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice Sy๐Ÿ‘
    The 'mushrooms' look like GPS antennas to me.
    Like this for instance
    https://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/airmar/product-22646-210730....

    BTW That wiper box looks like it's SCREAMING for a little gear motor to be fitted underneath it!๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy shifting๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/airmar/product-22646-210730.html
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Or the train coming Martin๐Ÿ˜‚
    JB
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Top stuff! lots of spit and polish going in there!
    JB
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy.
    Very impressive detailing.
    How did you make the little ventilators?
    Rob.
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Many Thanks for The info Doug, guess thatโ€™s what they must be! And no, defo no to putting motors in the wipers, they are purely cosmetic! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    If your talking about those thingys on the roof Rob? The base is a piece of obechi sanded to a slight curve at the ends. After that a 2mm slice length of 8mm Plastic rod on top. The hardest part was the top piece, again 8mm plastic rod heated with the heat gun till soft, then finger pressed to the shape. The piece was then cut to about 11-12mm and glued on top of the 2mm ring, the hole at the back filled with P38 and shaped and sanded.

    I should have photographed it in production!
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    They're very realistic looking!
    I might give those a try myself.
    Thanks.
    Rob.
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "And no, defo no to putting motors in the wipers,..."
    Shucks ๐Ÿ˜ญโ˜น๏ธ
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    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sy,
    That little wiper really caught my attention, I've never seen that level of detail before. Your photos are very clean and crisp, what do you use to take your photos?
    ๐Ÿ‘ Joe
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Hi Joe, I just use an iPhone 11 for the pics, easy to upload straight from the phone. Iโ€™m glad my wipers are getting some plaudits, but they really were easy to make from thin plasticard covered basswood strip, fine wire for the arm and the wiper blade again a thin strip of plasticard. ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    I'm not sure if I'm asking the same question as Rob,
    but here goes...Picture 5, how do you make those little vents with the oval shaped holes, well impressed Sy, fancy some of them on my pilot boat.๐Ÿ‘


    Cheers, Pete
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Hi Pete, as described to Rob, if you or anyone wants to see one being made, happy to make another and photograph the sequence at the weekend ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by peterd ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi and thanks for your offer. Hopefully I will be finished mine within a week or so, however your offer to build one with photos and sequence would be beneficial not only to me, but also a lot of others who are thinking of building, whether this particular boat or another.

    Can never know enough with these, I know that I have made some errors, but have learnt from them. I will be posting some images shortly showing where I am at.

    Cheers
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Hi there, Iโ€™ll make another for the purposes of showing the build sequence on Saturday. I shall photograph in more detail any other unusual items As I go along although most of the scratch building is done now ๐Ÿ˜ข kind regards simon
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking really nice. Very neat as usual.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ And some more bits finished ....
    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Got a little more done today in between a job ordered by the โ€œMrsโ€ i.e. fence painting!

    Finished making and painting the wiper boxes and stuck on with masking tape for the photo. They will get fitted properly after the wind frames are fitted as they overlap the bottom edge of the frame.

    The only other major job today was the finish making the life raft container mountings and the funny metal plate thingy in front of it, followed by its paint job and final fitting.

    Tomorrow will be windows day!
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy.
    The life-raft container has come out really well ๐Ÿ‘ and the fendering too !
    What size pipe did you use ?
    I'm guessing 32mm ?
    Rob.
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Hi Rob, yes, quite pleased with the end result on the container and yes I believe it is 32mm pvc pipe from B&Q ๐Ÿ‘ Iโ€™ve yards of the stuff if you need any!
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy.
    I have some solvent weld black in 36mm size in the garage, if I rummage deep enough though I may find some 32mm white but that might be push-fit polythene which won't glue and paint very well, either way it's pretty cheap from Screwfix.
    Thanks.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Adding more detail....
    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    Good day today aiming to stop in time for the mighty West Ham United on sky sports....!

    Iโ€™ve had a day of scratch building antennas on the roof, starting to make the 3 wiper boxes from obechi core and covered in plasticard for a better painting surface, wiper arm from brass wire. Iโ€™ve also cut some sponsorship Logos from vinyl solar trim leftover from my aircraft days. The searchlights are now also fitted but weโ€™re one of the few commercial items I bought.

    I have also finished Adding all the rubber fendering which took a while but has the desired effect!

    The next couple of days should see the bulk of the remaining parts finished and fitted, next jobs are to finish the lifeboat canister and mount and the remaining 2 wiper boxes before I get on with the window frames and light wiring loom. The mast and radar are the 2 remaining larger builds.
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent work Sy.
    All the little detail work really start to bring the boat alive.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by Skydive130 ( Commander)
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    I think the radar, mast, windows and remaking railings will set it right off Martin ๐Ÿ‘
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